Panda Express Head Chef Whips Up Authentic Three-Cup Chicken (Chef’s Plate Ep. 18)
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Panda Express Head Chef Whips Up Authentic Three-Cup Chicken (Chef’s Plate Ep. 18)


Jimmy was born in Taiwan and raised in Los Angeles in a predominately Chinese-American neighborhood. Here’s how he makes his three-cup chicken. While this is a family recipe close to Jimmy’s heart, this isn’t a dish that’s sold at Panda Express. They are, however, rolling out a three-cup chicken dumpling, using the same flavor profile. And so why this, instead of this? With over 2,000 locations, Panda Express is currently America’s largest Chinese fast-food chain. But it often faces criticism for not being authentic enough. For more videos on Chinese food in America, check out the links below, and don’t forget to subscribe to Goldthread.

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38 thoughts on “Panda Express Head Chef Whips Up Authentic Three-Cup Chicken (Chef’s Plate Ep. 18)

  1. you guys put a lot of work into your videos
    you guys need more recognition
    I love the videos I'm not sure why people don't watch these videos

  2. Hmmm, well tbh Americanized Chinese food is its own thing (or regional cuisine sure), just like how Indianized Chinese food and Japanized Chinese food also are but authentic to me means what you'd find and eat in the motherland. So I guess I like how Panda Express / Americanized Chinese food is popular, but that's as authentic as Asian Fusion. Hopefully it makes ppl more curious about the more traditional Chinese dishes like the 三杯雞 he made earlier in vid!

  3. Panda Express is d best fast food restaurant in America. So many items to choose from. Asian food #1!!!

  4. I love panda express but not every location is good you have to find a good one it doesn’t test like before 10 years ago

  5. Beautiful video. This is a favourite dish of mine. Thank you so much for reinforcing a traditional Chinese dish. Panda Express? OK….I am on limited budget and cook authentic, usually healthy Chinese cuisine with my 40 yo bowl bottom carbon steel wok, cleaver and maple cutting board. But I'm very impressed by this video! Thank you 👍

  6. Haha that dude. Panda Express is like white people Chinese Food. Lol 😂
    That’s exactly what it is man

  7. It is just like Tex Mex. We cannot criticize Panda or other Americanized Chinese dishes because they have become their own unique cuisine in their own right. I eat both all the time

  8. If you combine both American and Chinese food is fusion .therefore it’s not Authentic Chinese food simple as that period.

  9. Towards the end this is all a pre-written justification of Americanized Chinese food, possibly provided to him by a PR firm. There is nothing wrong with Americanizing it, but you cannot rebrand it as “authentic in our own way”. That is just a contradiction. What my Chinese grandparents ate is far from what Panda serves. Want good Chinese food? Go to a predominately Chinese community and one will get authentic Chinese food. But be prepared to go out of the American comfort zone of boneless meats, and familiar textures. The success of Panda is changing Chinese food to fit the culturally unexposed American pallet, mainly in lower income cities, and fly over states. Would Fuchsia Dunlop, the acclaimed writer and documentarian of Chinese cuisine say Panda is authentic? If a white British women can fall in love with real authentic Chinese food with its bones and slippery textures, and numbing spices, so can the rest of us. Turn away, vote with your money to a mom and pop Chinese restaurant, not a private equity supported Panda.

  10. I like panda express .But There is some places were put so little portions in the plate.theb I have ,but experience twice,there we're piece,ok paper ????!!!! Seriously, or cardboard,,in the same place at different day any way .still good

  11. in my opinion i think it would be better if you could both choice let people enjoy the original version of the dish a cheff thats confident on their dish would let people enjoy both dishes

  12. LEAVE IT UP TO LIBERAL DEMOCRAT RACIST FACIST REGRESSIVES TO THROW ALITTLE RACISM IN VIDEOS !! ATLEAST BLACK AND WHITE AMERICANS DONT EAT DOGS AND ENDANGERED ANIMALS ASAINS EAT ANYTHING AND EVERYTHING!!! AUTHENTIC ASAIN FOOD DOESNT MATTER WHERE WILL HAVE DISGUSTING AHIT LIKE UNHATCHED FKN DUCKS AND CHICKEN AND YOU EAT AN ENTIRE UNCOOKED FKN BABY BIRD AND CHICKEN JOINTS BC ASAINS LIKE CHEWING ON SHIT I CAN GO FOR DAYS ON THE DISGUSTING ASAIN CUISINE AND WHAT THEY DO AND THE EXTREMELY UNHEALTHY SPY BASED DIETS THAT STUNTED GROWTH OF MEN IN ASAIN CULTURE !!! ASAINS can’t digest alcohol and are frail and low muscle mass people !!! Criticizing generations of European DOMINANCE AND INNOVATION that constructed the fabric of the entire western Civilization that is the GREATEST SYSTEM AND WAY OF LIFE IN EXISTENCE!!!!

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